- Category: Wheel of the Year
- Published: 12 July 2014
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The sun rises straight above the eastern horizon in early June, not in the southeast as it does in other seasons, and by 6 a.m. it can warm you to your bones. It's almost Litha, the Summer Solstice, and time for the return of the Holly King, who will preside over the waning half of the solar year after vanquishing the Oak King whose rule began at Yule.
Many ancient cultures equated the annual solar cycle with the birth, growth, and death of a god who was annually replaced.